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Cherries

Featured stories about cherries appear in this issue.

In My View — Will 20 million boxes be enough?

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A 20-million-box crop? Is that where Pacific Northwest cherry production is headed? Since 1999, shipments of fresh, sweet cherries have increased by nearly

What is a bad cherry?

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What is a bad cherry? It’s a cherry that consumers don’t want, and a cherry that slows down retail sales, says Jeff Heath,

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Tunnel vision

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Rainier cherries from trees on Gisela 5 and 6 rootstocks were significantly larger when grown under tunnels than when grown without tunnels. Preliminary

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Holtzinger has high-tech Rainier line

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Holtzinger Fruit Company has installed a state-of-the-art packing line specially for Rainier cherries. Holtzinger Fruit Company in Yakima, Washington, has installed

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Sustainable viticulture

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Changes made to farming practices at Seven Hills Vineyard are not only designed to improve the health of the vines and soil, but also the

Korean agreement reduces tree fruit tariffs

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U.S. sweet cherry exports will benefit immediately from reduced tariffs if the proposed free trade agreement with the Republic of Korea is approved. Tariffs for

Vinea achieves IOBC certification

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The Vinea sustainable wine grape program, launched three years ago by a group of Walla Walla Valley growers and vintners, is collaborating with an Oregon

Marketing cherries by flavor

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As part of his consumer quality research, Dr. Matt Whiting will investigate the potential for grouping cherry varieties by flavor in the marketplace. The

What do consumers think is a quality cherry?

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To be successful in the future, cherry growers will need to reduce labor costs and inputs by using efficient orchard systems to produce high yields.

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Cherry growers test orchard systems

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Mechanical harvesters or mechanical aid equipment could be used on this fruiting wall of Bing cherries on Gisela 12 rootstock. Dr.

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Avoid rain and more

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Leaves inside the tunnel are healthy compared to the defoliated cherry trees in the background that were grown without protecting tunnels.

Dried & dipped cherries

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An expansion of Chukar Cherries’s processing plant in Prosser, Washington, reflects the success and growth of the company’s dried and processed fruit products business.

In My View — Success depends on planning for the future

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Driven by consumers and government regulators, the Washington State tree fruit industry is adapting and responding to market and nonmarket forces. As a result,

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Effects of mechanical harvest on fruit quality and storability

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A mechanical harvester prototype, developed by the U.S. Department of Agriculture, is being studied in Washington State fresh-market cherry orchards. These Skeena cherries

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Organic cherry crop set to double

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Cherries have lagged behind other tree fruits in terms of transitioning to organic, but that’s changing. It used to

Developing the organic market

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Stemilt Growers, Inc., Wenatchee, Washington, plans to become a bigger player in the organic tree fruit deal and is increasing its acreage of organic cherries.

Why do cherries split?

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Why do cherries split? Dr. Moritz Knoche of the University of Hannover, in north Germany, explained his theory at the International Fruit Tree Association’s

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Which cherries do they like?

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These cherries were part of a consumer variety tasting survey sponsored by Washington State University to learn more about consumer reactions to a

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Consumers like stem-free cherries

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Skeena cherries came off this tree, leaving only their stems. Critical to the potential for mechanically harvesting stem-free sweet cherries is